CHAMPS Group Purchasing launches new online contract calendar


This new feature on streamlines the contracting process for suppliers and helps CHAMPS maximize savings for members.

CLEVELAND, August 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Supply Chain Specialist CONTROLS Purchasing Group (GPO), commercial subsidiary of The Health Affairs Center, announces a new initiative to streamline and facilitate the procurement process for potential new suppliers. Following industry best practices, the brand new CHAMPS GPO contract calendar provides vendors advance notice of when specific contract categories will be reviewed and is another essential tool to ensure CHAMPS members receive the best possible pricing from vendors.

“We’re really excited about what the launch of our contract schedule means for CHAMPS GPO. As vendor interest in CHAMPS has grown, we’ve decided it’s the right time to implement the GPO best practice of to establish a contractual schedule,” CHAMPS said. Director of Contract Services Jan Elder. “This will allow us to survey a given market for new contracts in a systematic way and draft contracts that provide the best possible value to our members.”

As CHAMPS continues to grow, implementing this new contract schedule is a critical part of supporting all vendors for the benefit of every member.

“The launch of the CHAMPS contract calendar allows us to focus on our strategic priorities to create opportunities for all suppliers to reap the benefits of partnering with CHAMPS, with particular attention to increased local and diverse supply chain of our members,” said CHAMPS. Group Purchasing Director Maria Summers.

With a focus on creating an effortless experience for vendors, the online calendar designates planned contract categories, category descriptions, and a link for category registration. Each category will remain open for the full three months of the designated quarter and all submissions will be reviewed in the following quarter.

Contract categories will be scheduled on a rolling basis and review periods are subject to change. If a vendor wishes to submit a proposal for CHAMPS GPO review, but the product or service does not fall into an intended category, visitors can easily submit the “become a supplier” online form. Suppliers have convenient access to Customer Services for any additional assistance.

Membership in CHAMPS Group Purchasing is free and available to organizations in all categories of commerce, including healthcare, education, hospitality, business and industrial across all trade sectors. For more information on CHAMPS Group Purchasing and its membership benefits, Contact us.

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing

CHAMPS Group Purchasing, a commercial arm of the Center for Health Affairs, harnesses the purchasing power of more than 20,000 member sites across United States. CHAMPS members have access to significant savings in product categories such as medical supplies, catering, IT, furniture, administrative services, housekeeping and building maintenance. Together with its national Premier GPO partner, CHAMPS supports the supply chain initiatives of healthcare and enterprise and industry members with their expertise in contract management, aggregation economies, supply chain technology, spend analytics and personalized service. To learn more about the benefits of CHAMPS GPO, visit


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